To His Coy Mistress
" To His Coy Mistress," a poem by Andrew Marvell, generates an understanding of death and paradox through the expressive language of the speaker to the mistress. In the poem, he implements metaphors with hypothetical situations while describing his love for her in a timeless world. He clearly explains that he would love and adore her immensely, then suddenly changes his demeanor by acknowledging that a timeless world does not exist. This
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to control whether or not she will allow the speaker to pursue his love for her. The use of paradox and death are the key factors that allow the reader to identify with both characters in this poem. The speaker's explanation of death at the mercy of time is indeed paradoxical. Death and paradox involving love can generate respect for the poem through the expressive examples used by the poet that relate to the reader.